A Licence to Occupy is a legal document between two or more parties that allows someone other than the owner (a third party) to use a specific area of the owner's land for a permitted purpose.
A Licence to Occupy with KiwiRail records your right to use KiwiRail land and KiwiRail's obligations towards you.
What are the types of Licences to Occupy?
- Commercial and industrial
- Grazing and cropping
- Beautification (e.g. mowing lawns)
- Cycleways and pathways
If I don’t enter a Licence to Occupy, who maintains the land?
KiwiRail maintains the rail corridor itself and through agreements with local councils.
How do I apply for a Licence to Occupy?
Please complete the Licence to Occupy Application Form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are contacting us about a current licence, please include the licence number.
How long will it take to process my application?
Usually two to three weeks.